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Welcome to the port of Rotterdam

28 June 2021
How can we help you?

Ahoy there, nice to meet you! We manage, operate and support the continuous development of the largest port in Europe. Whether you are a skipper, a shipper/carrier looking to transport, store or transship cargo, or an entrepreneur thinking of basing your business here or if you just want to have fun, you have come to the right place at the port of Rotterdam!

We are committed to increasing port efficiency and improving trade flows based on the strategic pillars of sustainability, digitisation and innovation. We want to create a ‘cleaner and greener’ port and contribute to a healthier living environment for everyone, both now and in the future. Needless to say, we never lose sight of our core task: keeping shipping running smoothly and safely.


First emission-free inland shipping vessel on energy containers in service. This makes the commissioning of the innovative ZES energy system for inland shipping a fact.

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Working and learning

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To do in the port


Our port is evolving all the time

See, hear and read about all our activities.

Smart port

Continuously looking for ways of making the port smarter, more efficient and more sustainable.

Sustainable port

We are committed to ensuring that the port and its surrounding areas are safe, healthy and appealing.

Safe port

Safety is the number one priority in our port.

Accessible port

The Port Authority and its partners work together to ensure the port remains accessible.

Latest news

Port of Pecém
13 / 9 / 2021

EDP will construct a green hydrogen pilot plant in Pecém Industrial and Port Complex to start production in 2022

Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb, Surinamese president Chandrikapersad Santokhi and CEO Port of Rotterdam Authority Allard Castelein
9 / 9 / 2021

Surinamese President Santokhi in Rotterdam port

Brussels Express
9 / 9 / 2021

Odd one out in Calandkanaal

Signing of MOU Axel Wietfeld and Allard Castelein
Energy transition
6 / 9 / 2021

Cooperation Uniper and Port of Rotterdam Authority in production green hydrogen

The first Dutch inland vessel to use interchangeable energy containers for propulsion
6 / 9 / 2021

First emission-free inland shipping vessel on energy containers in service

'Our port is an important building block for employment and prosperity for the Rotterdam region, the Netherlands and far beyond'
Allard Castelein, CEO, Port of Rotterdam Authority